Fresh war unacceptable, civil war effect not over –Tinubu
A national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has said balkanisation of the country along ethnic lines is unacceptable noting that Nigeria is better together than separated.
The former Lagos State governor, therefore, pleaded with proponents of succession to let go of the idea for peace to reign in the country.
Tinubu spoke at the Special Ramadan Tafsir at the Lagos House in Marina on Sunday.
Delivering his goodwill speech, Tinubu said even fifty years after the civil war the country has yet to recover from the devastation wreaked by the war stressing that Nigeria must not experience the magnitude of destruction that attended the war in Iraq and Sudan.
He said, “God will not allow Nigeria to experience war. If we say Nigeria should separate, people should remember what war caused in Sudan and Iraq. Such war does not end in time. We are yet to recover from the civil war.
“We are better together. I have nowhere I am going. Whoever has experienced war in the past will not pray for such. Nigeria will not separate; it’s not acceptable to us. Our prayer is for prosperity and more wealth for the country.”
Tinubu also praised Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and the Deputy Governor, Obafemi Hamzat, for their achievements in the state.
Sanwo-Olu, in his speech, promised to enhance security in the state by installing 2,000 cameras across the state for security surveillance.
“We are going to install 2,000 cameras in the whole state. We will stop at nothing at ensuring dividends of democracy.”
The National Missioner, Ansaru-deen Society of Nigeria, Sheikh Ahmad Raman, in his lecture, called on those clamouring for the country to divide to have a rethink.
“Today are hard times, these are uncertain times. This is the time men are supposed to be separated from boys. This is the time that regions need to think out of the box.
“We are insecure, we are unsure, there is hunger, and there is anger and confusion in the land. This is the time we need divine intervention. If we gather and pray till 2023, Allah will not listen to us till we do some things,” he said.